Lovely Wedding Flower Ideas for Your Big Day
Published: 03 Dec 2009 - in flowers
Whatever colour scheme you have chosen to have at your wedding, you will always find a beautiful flower to match. You will need flowers for your bridal bouquet, bridesmaids & flower girls, button holes, corsages, table centre pieces and to make your church or place of marriage look beautiful. Wedding flowers should be put on your initial wedding budget, and should be chosen early enough to make sure that the bloom is in season and is available through the florist you decide to use.
Whatever month or season you have chosen to tie the knot there will always be a vast selection of flowers for you to pick and choose from. Popular choices, and some flowers that are available all year round are the Gerbera, which comes in a variety of bold colours, the lovely calla lily, and the most romantic of all flowers, the red rose. There are so many different arrangements and ideas out there that it is going to be hard to make a decision on just one style. If you are having a wedding in the Spring then you might want to consider tulips which come in a wide variety of bold and pastel shades. Tulips don’t tend to last long though so make sure you receive the flowers on the morning of your wedding so as to keep them looking fresh and vibrant. For a summer wedding pinks and purples are popular and either a hydrangea or a red sox lily would make your wedding reception tables look stunning. With an autumn wedding the colour orange springs to mind and there are so many different combinations of colours that do actually mesh well with this fall shade. Winter weddings as you may have guessed tend to favour red or white colours and flowers or plants with berries are a popular choice.
In terms of spending, your wedding flowers should be put on your initial wedding budget from the very beginning. If you aren’t keen on real flowers but still want to make your wedding venue look lovely then why not go for silk? You would be able to keep your bouquet forever and the reception flowers could be used for various other occasions in the future. Or, if another couple is getting married at the venue the day or a few days before you, see if you can maybe split the cost of real flowers between the four of you.
After the big day if you wanted to do something different there are several services that can preserve your bridal bouquet in order for you to have as a keepsake forever. Having your bouquet freeze dried and then placed in a deep frame or Perspex box for you to display at home will give you constant reminders of how wonderful your wedding day was. However if you want to go down the traditional route, have your wedding photographer take some lovely photos of your wedding flowers, and then toss your beautiful bouquet into the crowd for all of your single girlfriends to fight over.
Top tips from hitched.co.uk:
- Make sure you don’t forget the flowers when putting together your original wedding budget
- Shop around and speak to a few florists before you put down any deposits
- If you are planning on tossing your bouquet, make sure you get some great snap shots of it before hand as a memory
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